Meaning of AMBIENT in English

/am"bee euhnt/ , adj.

1. of the surrounding area or environment: The tape recorder picked up too many ambient noises. The temperature in the display case was 20° lower than the ambient temperature.

2. completely surrounding; encompassing: the ambient air.

[ 1590-1600; ( ambient- (s. of ambiens, prp. of ambire to go around), equiv. to amb- AMBI- + -i- go + -ent- -ENT ]

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